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8 big improvements in Apple’s High Sierra Safari browser

Faster, more private, and standards-focused Apple browser gains new lease of life with High Sierra

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4 hidden settings to make Chrome for Android even better

Supercharge your Android phone's Chrome browser with these powerful yet out-of-sight options.

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6 lesser-known browsers: Free, lightweight and low-maintenance

Popular browsers such as Edge, Firefox and Chrome have lots of features -- and can take up lots of memory. We look at 5 lesser-known browsers for simpler surfing.

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Review: Office 365's Delve, Sway and Planner fall flat

Microsoft's latest productivity tools – now including the Planner mobile app for iOS and Android -- have a few compelling features but integrate poorly with Office

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Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says

Pay close attention to what permissions you grant websites as you can't depend on the red recording indicator on a Chrome tab to alert you that a site is recording audio and video.

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Mozilla execs clash over whether Firefox has a future

A Mozilla exec belittled browser rival Chrome as domineering and implored users to give Firefox another try.

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Self-checkout: What shoppers want to do is rarely what they end up doing

One of the first things retail executives learn is that shopper surveys are horrible indicators of what shoppers will do in stores.

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King Chrome: Microsoft's browsers sidelined on its own OS

Enterprises may continue to define Microsoft's venerable Internet Explorer as their employees' standard. But a lot workers have moved on to Chrome.

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The value of metadata – the most Instagrammed tourist attractions globally

Once upon a time, the concept of metadata was a foreign one. Today it enables and empowers almost everything.

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Knowledge management takes center stage at SharePoint Virtual Summit

SharePoint Virtual Summit unveiled the latest innovations for SharePoint and OneDrive, including a focus on connecting people and sharing knowledge and information.

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Leak: Secret Facebook rules on what violence, self-harm and child abuse can be posted

Internal Facebook documents advising moderators on what content is to be censored or allowed has leaked.

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Amazon successfully fights off pricebots

One big downside of the plethora of e-commerce shopping bots out there today is that they create the impression of a difference when there may not be one. If I may give my two cents’ worth, is a two-cent difference meaningful,...

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53% off Linksys Cable Modem for Comcast, Eliminate Rental Fees - Deal Alert

If you have broadband internet from Comcast or similar providers, you're probably paying a monthly fee to rent the cable modem. This one is certified by Comcast and compatible with other providers. This may pay for itself in no time.

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CW@50: Vint Cerf on his 'love affair' with tech and what’s coming next

In an interview marking Computerworld's first 50 years of covering the tech industry, internet pioneer Vint Cerf looks back at the last half century in tech and ponders what's ahead for IT.

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Google Assistant for iPhone: An enterprise perspective

Google hopes to exploit public perception that Siri isn’t such a great voice assistant by making its own voice assistant available on Apple’s platform. Time will tell if the plan works

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Walmart.com's transformation: Too little, much too late

BusinessWeek's look at how Jet.com is doing in its effort to transform Walmart.com leaves the impression that the biggest obstacle to Walmart.com being successful is Walmart itself.

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Does Twitter encourage a ‘no filter’ attitude?

How can Twitter get smarter?

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Apparel chains can fight back against Amazon, but it won't be easy

With recent reports that Amazon is preparing to make a major play in custom clothing — as well as apparel in general — clothing chains are panicking.

Asus router warnings on privacy and security

Before buying an Asus router, it would be wise to read Daniel Aleksandersen's review of the stock Asus firmware, especially the privacy issues regarding the included Trend Micro software.

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SpaceX's plan to blanket the world in internet

SpaceX's plan to launch over 4,000 satellites into orbit around Earth to achieve worldwide broadband isn't new, but now the company has a timeline.

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